March 4, 2019

Sirarch 17: 20- 24

17:20Now, to the repentant, he has given the way of justice, and he has strengthened those lacking in patience, and he has fastened them to a destiny of truth.
17:21Convert to the Lord, and relinquish your sins.
17:22Make supplication before the face of the Lord, and diminish your offenses.
17:23Return to the Lord, and turn away from your injustice, and have immense hatred for abomination.
17:24And acknowledge the justices and judgments of God, and stand firm in the circumstances set before you and in prayer to the most high God.

Mark 10: 17- 27

10:17And when he had departed on the way, a certain one, running up and kneeling before him, asked him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do, so that I may secure eternal life?”
10:18But Jesus said to him, “Why call me good? No one is good except the one God.
10:19You know the precepts: “Do not commit adultery. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not speak false testimony. Do not deceive. Honor your father and mother.”
10:20But in response, he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth.”
10:21Then Jesus, gazing at him, loved him, and he said to him: “One thing is lacking to you. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and then you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.”
10:22But he went away grieving, having been greatly saddened by the word. For he had many possessions.
10:23And Jesus, looking around, said to his disciples, “How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!”
10:24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus, answering again, said to them: “Little sons, how difficult it is for those who trust in money to enter into the kingdom of God!
10:25It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of God.”
10:26And they wondered even more, saying among themselves, “Who, then, can be saved?”
10:27And Jesus, gazing at them, said: “With men it is impossible; but not with God. For with God all things are possible.”